Prime Dutch For Dummies –

Dutch is spoken bymillion people, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, and is an official EU language For English speakers, written Dutch can be fairly straightforward to pick up, although the pronunciation can be of a challenge This simple guidebook and audio CD covers Dutch grammar, pronunciation and everyday phrases, making this vibrant language accessible to English speakers whether you re just visiting or planning to stay on a long term basis Dutch For Dummies is the essential guide for everyone from students and holidaymakers, to those wanting to speak Dutch for business purposes From numbers and vocabulary to greetings, popular expressions and proper etiquette, this clear, easy to follow guide will have you speaking Dutch like a native in no time Dutch For Dummies includes Audio CD to assist learning Introductory grammar and vocabulary Meeting and getting to know people Dining out, shopping, leisure time and the workplace Dealing with emergencies Tips on how to pick up Dutch quickly Right so I ve just started seeing a lovely English guy who lives in Rotterdam and while I speak German from being a kid I have no Dutch I hate hate hate going somewhere and feeling like I don t know what is going on so I bought this to learn a few basic phrases and not feel so much like a spare part when we re out and about.First of all the pronunciation is spelled out phonetically in the actual book and the CD gives you it so you can hear what is going on He s been learning Dutch for work a different way and I have to say that this book is better than his for the actual grammar side of things I m practising hard and on my second visit last month I have to say I felt a lot confident than I thought I would. Well written, the cd helps to tune your ear to the language I m having fun learning and even at my age, I m picking it up easily If you are self teaching this is the one to go for as your main study material The text is not dry , yet if you wish there is a chapter on grammar Almost as much fun as an Andre Rieu concert. Used as study aid for attending Dutch language classes Well designed and with humour enlivening the dialogues, etc.